There are four Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in the Waikato-Waiariki region. These are Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga and Whakatāne.
Our offices can be reached via contact details below.
Waikato-Waiariki is a combination of three regions, Waikato, Te Arawa and Te Moana a Toi.
Waikato-Tainui rohe extends from the Bombay Hills and Port Waikato in the north, along the western coastline south to Mokau, eastward embracing the King Country, through to the Kaimai Ranges, the Hauraki plains and returning northwards to the Coromandel Peninsula.
Moving east across the Mamaku and Kaimai ranges, it encompasses Te Moana a Toi through to Wakatiri – the furthest point East.
The southern boundaries are at Titiraupenga (Pureora-Western Bays, Taupō) to Titi o Kura (the peak at the beginning of Kaweka Range near Te Haroto, Napier/Taupō Highway).
Rachel Jones (Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu)
Regional Manager, Waikato-Waiariki
If you’re a Māori organisation in the Waikato and Waiariki regions, then expect Rachel Jones to come calling any time soon.
Iwi in our Region
There are 27 iwi represented in Waikato-Waiariki region:
- Ngāti Tūwharetoa
- Ngāti Whakaue
- Ngāti Pikiao
- Ngāti Mākino
- Ngāti Rangiwēwehi
- Ngāti Rangitihi
- Ngāti Rangiteaorere
- Ngāti Tahu
- Ngāi Te Rangi
- Ngāi Tūhoe
- Ngāti Ranginui
- Ngāti Manawa
- Ngāti Pūkenga
- Ngāti Whare
- Te Whakatōhea
- Ngāi Tai
- Ngāti Awa
- Te Whānau ā Apanui
- Ngāti Hauā
- Te Arawa River Iwi (made up of Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whaoa; Ngāti Kearoa-Ngāti Tuara; Tuhourangi-Ngāti Wahiao)
- Ngāti Koroki Kahukura.
The iwi listed have been sourced through a directory of iwi and Māori organisations, Te Kāhui Māngai, and our regional offices. The iwi listed do not necessarily reflect the views of Te Puni Kōkiri. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
About Te Kāhui Māngai
Te Kāhui Māngai (Directory of Iwi and Māori Organisations) gives information on iwi identified in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, and those iwi/hapū that have begun the process of negotiating settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims; and mandated Iwi Organisations to represent these iwi/hapū that have been recognised by the New Zealand Government.
You can view Te Kāhui Māngai here http://www.tkm.govt.nz/
Iwi radio stations
Local events and updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
2018 World Indigenous Business Forum
A major international platform to showcase Māori business, engage Indigenous people in global economic discussions and leverage indigenous trade.
- Registration required
- Organiser: Te Ohu Whai Ao
Papakāinga provides refuge in time of need
One year on from the Edgecumbe floods local whānau in urgent need of a place to live will now benefit from new papakāinga housing at Kokohinau Marae. Bringing forward of plans for their papakāinga development to help whānau in ongoing need will provide whanau with the help they need to rebuild and move forward.
More housing for whānau in Ōpotiki
A new project to provide more housing in Ōpotiki will make it easier for whānau and residents of Ōpotiki to find temporary and emergency housing.
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust recently gathered to formally bless the whenua before construction and building was to commence on the housing site.
Developing Māori leaders in an emerging market on their own land
New Zealand Manuka Group is a medium-sized Whakatāne-based primary industry business operating in partnership with Māori land owners in the Bay of Plenty to produce manuka oil straight from manuka trees being grown on Māori owned land.
New papakāinga supports whānau displaced by the Edgecumbe floods
“I am proud to able to support this papakāinga project. We are focused on better working with communities, government agencies and local authorities to support the aspirations of iwi and rōpū Māori," says Chief Executive Regional Partnerships, Di Grennell regarding the opening of a new papakāinga for whānau displaced by the Edgecumbe floods.